reservation Definition

  • 1the act of reserving; a keeping back or withholding
  • 2a particular booking for a service, such as accommodation or travel
  • 3doubt, reluctance, or misgiving

Using reservation: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "reservation" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I made a reservation at the restaurant for tonight.

  • Example

    The hotel requires a credit card to hold the reservation.

  • Example

    I have some reservations about accepting the job offer.

  • Example

    We need to make reservations for our flight and rental car.

reservation Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with reservation

  • completely and without hesitation


    I can recommend this hotel without reservation.

  • make reservations

    to reserve a place or service in advance


    We need to make reservations for the conference next month.

  • to keep something in reserve or to be undecided about something


    I'm holding my final decision in reservation until I have more information.

Origins of reservation

from Old French 'reserver', from Latin 'reservare', meaning 'to keep back'


Summary: reservation in Brief

The term 'reservation' [rez-er-vey-shuhn] refers to the act of reserving, such as a booking for a service like accommodation or travel. It can also denote doubt or reluctance, as in 'I have some reservations about accepting the job offer.' Phrases like 'without reservation' indicate complete agreement, while 'make reservations' means to book in advance.

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